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I knit, I sew, I run, I look after children and hamsters, I take truly terrible pictures, I cook, I complain.  Sometimes all at the same time.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress.



Coco, how I love you.  Let me count the ways.  You took three hours to turn from fabric to flattering dress.  You were tremendously easy to sew, even though you are in a stretchy knitted fabric.  You can be styled a number of different and exciting ways.  You pull on over my head in a relaxed and easy manner, yet are still more than smart enough for a day in Nursery.  Your instructions are beautifully illustrated and super easy to follow, and even a total wally can set in a sleeve and put a funnel neck on - new skills!  You also caused me to learn where the zigzag stitch was on my sewing machine, and how to lengthen it to allow for more stretch.


Awkward much?  I properly hate having my picture taken.  

Anyway, new dress!  In a day!  I love, love, love, it so much.  I'm now thinking about a similar dress in blue or red, and a top with green and white stripes, or a hacked Coco pattern with red yoke and sleeves and spotty skirt.  And, and, and.  I got my fabric from Tissu Fabrics, in case you're interested, or thinking of making your own; they are cheap and send stuff out quickly.  I'll probably be putting in an order for more this very evening.

Handmade Monday - linking up with this lady here.

March Madness - 10/31



7 comments:

  1. Looks great! Glad to hear it really is as easy as Tilly suggested. As soon as I unearth my sewing machine, I'm having a go.

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    1. You could probably save time by cutting the fabric out in advance. That took forever.

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  2. Love this pattern - I've seen so many gorgeous versions of it...and they all look really comfy!

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    1. It's really straightforward to make - not easy, but simple, if you know what I mean.

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  3. Lovely dress. Great to think you made it in such a short time. Looking forward to seeing the variations :)

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    1. Looking forward to getting another couple of hours to sew in!

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  4. A lovely dress. It looks nice and comfortable too.

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